Jacques Ferrand (b. ca. 1575) EROTOMANIA, OR A TREATISE DISCOURSING OF THE ESSENCE, CAUSES, SYMPTOMES, PROGNOSTICKS, AND CURE OF LOVE, OR EROTIQUE MELANCHOLY. (Oxford: Printed by L. Lichfield, 1640). ... Continue Reading →
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/A48701.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext 450J LISTER, Martin (1638?-1712) A Journey To Paris In The Year 1698 London: printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judges-Head near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, and at Gray’s-Inn-Gate in Gray’s-Inn-Lane , 1699. $1,800 Octavo 7 ½ x 4 ¾ inches A4,... Continue Reading →
To All who have read my Blog, or any other of my writing you all know my position on this! Thank you for writing it Christian.
Although writing was invented over 5,000 years ago, orthographical standards and the strict rules governing how words are written are quite a recent development. Ancient scribes didn’t much care about spelling. The manuscript cultures of the past were rather liberal about the way words ought to be written. Many words in ancient Greek and Latin, for instance, existed in multiple spellings without anyone worrying about errors and mistakes.
Ancient poetry cared more about meter than about spelling. An incorrect verse was one where the words didn’t ‘scan’, meaning that they didn’t fit the poetic pattern that the author had intended. But as long as spelling didn’t interfere with meter, variant forms of a word were allowed to co-exist, sometimes even in the same text. When the scholars of ancient Alexandria standardised Homer’s epic poems, they legislated on the right sequence of words, not on their spelling. It was only after…
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It is always good to think about the presocratics Anaximander and Thales …..”Philosophical man is a “new cultural configuration” based in stepping back from “pregiven tradition” and taking up a rational “inquiry into what is true in itself;” that is, an ideal of truth. It begins with isolated individuals such as Thales, but they are supported and cooperated with as time goes on. Finally the ideal transforms the norms of society, leaping across national borders.
Hey, Alexa, what’s the origin of scientific thinking?
In the 6th century BC, Miletus may have been a small Greek city on the Ionian coast, but some people there were thinking big ideas. Thales has widely been regarded as the father of philosophy, even though most of us today remember him for his theorem. More important than his personal contribution to thinking and the history of philosophy, however, was the establishment of a school of thought indebted to him: the Milesian school, home to the first Presocratic thinkers. The philosopher Anaximander, also from Miletus, was one of Thales’ closest disciples – and a name Alexa should be well-acquainted with.
The history of science in the West starts with the Milesian school and with Anaximander. The latter is said to have produced the first map of the known world, the archetype of all subsequent mappaemundi, Europe at the top, Asia…
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In a contemporary binding Signed by the binder. Nicolaus Seman of Erfurt 437J Augustine, Aurelius. (Comm: Thomas Waleys or Valois and Nicolaus Trivet ) Basel: Michael Wenssler [and Bernhard Richel] March 25, 1479. $26,000 Royal Folio: 46.2 x 33 cm. [A very large... Continue Reading →
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367J Petrus de Rosenheim. (1380-1432). Nom probable : Petrus Wiechs [incipt Roseum memoriale divinorum eloquiorum] / [Köln] : [Southern Germany : n.pr., about 1480-90?] or [Cologne? : n.pr., about 1483] or [Ludwig von Renchen?], 1483 Deutschland (Oberrhein?). $13,000 Quarto (190... Continue Reading →